It takes money to win football and basketball games. Money, of course, talks.
And when it does, for the Texas Longhorns, the best coaches tend to walk ... in our direction.
That’s the point behind a new piece of commentary in 247Sports, which highlights the very big, very pretty paychecks it took ($54 million and $34 million, respectively, to get the Sarkisian and Beard eras underway, not to mention the $25 million in buyout money needed for Tom Herman to officially leave town) to make it happen. As 247Sports notes, “If 2013 was the low point of Texas turning on itself in a desperate attempt to hang on or reclaim its success in the first decade of the 2000s – the Golden Age of Longhorns’ athletics – then there’s a good chance we’ll look back at 2021 as the point when UT athletics regained its mojo.”
Let’s hope so. To read the full story, click on the link.
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Golden: UT’s Reese will still keep them laughing
247Sports: Morning Brew: Insider nuggets from Texas’ first full pads spring football practice
247Sports: Longhorns ready to ‘coach the guys we have’ at inside linebacker
247Sports: Attrition, injuries create cloud of uncertainty for wideouts in spring practice
247Sports: Jeff Banks explains what ‘All Gas No Brakes’ means to him at Texas
Inside Texas: What have we learned from spring ball so far?
Inside Texas: Gameplan: Can Texas find a go-to wide receiver?
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
247Sports: Five prospects Texas should evaluate this spring
247Sports: Mike at Night: More 2023 prospects expected to visit in June
247Sports: Longhorns face a tough challenge in the race for Jacoby Mathews
247Sports: Four-star running back Tavorus Jones discusses Texas interest, relationship with Stan Drayton
247Sports: Thoughts from a recruiting trip to El Paso
247Sports: Four-star two-sports standout Robby Snelling resets his recruitment
247Sports: Five-star shooting guard KJ Lewis intrigued by new Texas staff
Inside Texas: Recruiting Matters: Robby Snelling is a Reno rarity
Inside Texas: IT Hoops: Recruiting extravaganza
Inside Texas: Just In Time Evening News: North Shore prospects, Cozart, Patton
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
247Sports: Ten teams that can knock off Baylor in 2022
Frogs O’ War: Vanderbilt guard, Houston native Maxwell Evans transferring to TCU basketball
Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma Basketball: Porter Moser is the man for the moment
The Smoking Musket: Season’s over — let the bullsh*ting begin
The Smoking Musket: Bob Huggins weighs in on ‘slimy creatures’ and the transfer portal
Rock Chalk Talk: Travis Goff press conference notes
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: Kevin Durant scores 17 in ‘perfect’ return as Nets blow out Pelicans, 139-111
NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND
- Texas baseball kicks off a triple header against Kansas State tonight. Expect more of this: